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Saturday, October 9
Fall Conference  (Conferences)
9:00 am
Online
Virtual fall conference on Saturday October 9, 2021, Beyond the Basics: Digging Deeper Into Genealogy featuring special guest speaker and Certified Genealogist, Mary Kircher Roddy Topics include 
  • A Nose for News
  • Writing the Story When They Left No Stories
  • Just the Ticket to Find Your Railroad Ancestors
  • Discovering Charles Olin’s Alias
 
Early bird pricing through 9/16/21!!
GOGS Member: $40*
Non-Member: $50
Regular pricing beginning 9/17/21
GOGS Member: $50*
Non-Member: $60
*Members log in to your account and you will automatically receive the discounted rate
 
Schedule of events:
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM - Announcements
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM - A Nose for News -Sniffing Out Stories in Newspapers-More than a baker's dozen useful tips for searching in old newspapers. Each suggestion will be accompanied by real-life examples to cement the ideas.
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Writing the Story When They Left No Stories - You've spent years (or decades) working on your genealogy. Now it's finally time to take all that data and put it together into a story that your relatives - yes, even your spouse and children!  - will want to read. Mary Roddy will show you how to take your data and "fluff it up" with the kinds of details that draw your reader into the story of their ancestors' lives.
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Break for lunch
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - Just the Ticket to Find Your Railroad Ancestors - If Gramps was working on the railroad, what railroad was it? What did he do?  How can you learn more? Discover the many different kinds of records a trainman's life might have created.
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM - Flying Under the Radar - Discovering Charles Olin's Alias -Charles Olin disappeared from his Nebraska roots about 1908. The DNA in the descendant of an out-of-wedlock child born in 1919 point to Charles as the father, but no records place him there. Case study proves the alternate identity Charles used for 40 years.
2:45 PM - Drawing for door prizes.
 
Register via our website at this link, or if you prefer, download the attached document and mail-in with payment.


Wednesday, October 20
GOGS Member Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting will be via ZOOM; Invitation will be provided
Non-members wishing to attend this meeting, please email your request to gogspresident@gmail.com.



Wednesday, November 17
GOGS Member Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting will be via ZOOM; Invitation will be provided
Non-members wishing to attend this meeting, please email your request to gogspresident@gmail.com.

Downtown Omaha in 1914 looking eastward from North 30th and Farnam Street